Rep Waive Protests Exclusion Of Delta Central From Reconstituted Governing Councils Of Tertiary Institutions

Francis Waive

 

 

The member representing Ughelli North, Ughelli South Udu Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Francis Ejiroghene Waive, has expressed dissatisfaction over the exclusion of Delta Central Senatorial District in Delta State in the reconstituted governing councils of the tertiary institutions in the country by President Bola Tinubu.

 

Waive, who is the only House of Representatives member on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from Delta State, said the reconstituted boards negate the principle of federal character as enshrined in the constitution.

 

The position of the lawmaker was contained in a protest letter on Saturday addressed to the Minister of Education and titled “Complaint on Gross Marginalization of Delta State in Composition of Councils of Tertiary Institutions”.

 

Recall that President Tinubu had on Friday announced the composition of Governing Councils of federal tertiary institutions across the country with no name of party members from Delta Central being appointed into any of the board.

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Waive, who is also Chairman, House Committee on Rules and Business, noted that Delta State got only five of 555 positions appointed by Mr. President with Delta Central being the only senatorial district without a single appointment.

 

According to him, “I write on behalf of my Constituents and indeed our Senatorial District that was completely left out in the recent composition of Governing Councils of Tertiary Institutions in the Country.

 

“The constitutional requirement of Federal Character was completely ignored as Delta State got only five out of the 555 positions from among the thirty six States.

 

“Indeed my Constituency and our Senatorial District was completely left out among 109 Senatorial Districts and 360 Federal Constituencies in the Country.

 

“The pressure from our people as a result of this gross injustice is immense and rightly so.”

 

He, however, pleaded with President Tinubu and the Minister of Education to urgently correct the omission of Delta Central from the appointment.

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“I plead with you to use your good offices to rectify this anomaly as quickly as possible to give my people a sense of belonging to the Federal Republic”, the protest letter further read.

 


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